Top of the morning to ya! Post pics and descriptions of your daily shaving gear and accessories!
- Posts: 289
- Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:40 pm
- Prep: regular (shower, towelling dry, remoistening the beard with warm water)
- Cream: Truefitt & Hill 'Grafton'
- Brush: Shavemac silvertip badger
- Razor: Gillette M3Power on a non-vibrating handle
- Method: 1 N-S + WTG (neck) pass, 1 N-S, 1 ATG, almost no touching up
- Aftershave: Truefitt & Hill 'Grafton'
Last week was dedicated to DE experiments which I put on hold for the time being. I'm focussing my efforts on breaking in the Grafton products. The cream is great, the aftershave is less, I regret to say. The cheapskates at T&H have decided that all
that is put in the product is water, alcohol and fragrance; there are no moisturisers in it. For the price you pay this is really not acceptable. I therefore 'spiked' my bottle with 1 to 2 ml of glycerin (*gasp!*), which is about the amount found in other brands of aftershave too. The aftershave is a 'slow burner' so to speak, but at least my skin feels a little softer afterwards, and not as dried-out.
The scent gets bonus points for making my sweetheart say Oooohhh. That's nice what you're wearing. What is it called?
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- Joined: Sun Apr 03, 2005 6:39 am
- Location: Port Washington, NY
Noxzema Deep Cleansing Cream/Hot Towel
Gillette FatBoy Date Code E4 (1959/4th Q)
Derby Extra Shave #1
Savile Row #241 (Vulfix #41)
Nivea for Men Sensitive Extra Soothing A/S Balsam
1 pass ATG BBS!
-Neal (DE user since 1998)
I shave therefore I am
- Posts: 3598
- Joined: Thu Nov 03, 2005 7:48 pm
- Location: Twin Cities
Brush: Shavemac 177 25mm
Cream: Green Pond Sandalwood
Razor: 55 Aristocrat
Blade: Chinese Gillette Super Blue
A/S: Proraso Liquid A/S
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- Joined: Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:14 am
- Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Good morning. Monday:
TV Superspeed w/NOS Wilkinson
CF Lavender cream
Thayer's lavender witch hazel
After yesterday's unleasantness with the Trig blade, this is what a shave should be- smooth, close and comfortable. Maybe the next experiment should be true fidelity?....Nah, but it's worth a thought.
“Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”
― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
- Posts: 5044
- Joined: Sat Feb 23, 2008 1:59 pm
- Location: Denver, CO
TOBS Shaving Shop
Lord (day 4)
Booster Iced Limes
TOBS No. 74 Victorian Limes
Just a lousy shave. For starters, I do in fact have an ingrown coming in on my right neck which I need to get rid of. Second, I need to let the right side of my neck heal a bit from the irritation I dealt it on Saturday. Third, these Lord blades are good for 3 days. I pushed it to 4 for a second straight blade and for a second time I was rewarded with tugging and skipping and general annoyance.
Why should we not meet, not always as dyspeptics, to tell our bad dreams, but sometimes as eupeptics, to congratulate each other on the ever-glorious morning? - Henry David Thoreau
- Posts: 1079
- Joined: Sun Nov 04, 2007 12:36 pm
- Location: San Francisco Bay Area
Gillette Plat #1
Trumper's limes cream
Trumper's limes skin food
Penhaligon's Castile EdT
Excellent two-pass shave.
Tondeo ergo sum.
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- Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:06 pm
HD + Derby
Rooney 3/1 Super
Harris Arlington ss
- Posts: 2228
- Joined: Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:42 am
- Location: Inland Empire, California
Razor: Merkur 34C (HD)
Blade: USA Personna Day One
Brush: Edwin Jagger Super
Cream: C&E Sandalwood
Small Moss Scuttle
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- Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:14 am
- Location: Denver, CO
Schick adjustable injector/Pella DB
Sabrooney finest 1/2
Trumper's almond soap
Lucky Tiger Tonic
Knize Ten edt
Despite the longing for my lovely Progress, I had such good shaves last week with the injector I decided to go with it again.
Give us the luxuries, and we will forgo the necessities.
Give a man a fire, he'll be warm for a day.
Set a man on fire, he'll be toasty for the rest of his life.
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- Joined: Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:18 am
- Location: Chicago, IL
What started out to be just a quick shave turned into one of my best.
P. 160 Soap
Nivea Energy ASB
Had a nice close shave yesterday so this morning felt like just a quick clean up to tidy things up. Ended up with just a beautiful shave to follow up yesterday's masterpiece.
Have a great week,
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- Joined: Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:20 pm
- Location: Greater NYC Metropolitan Regional Area
Chubby 2 Best
Hoffritz Slant w/NOS Light Brigade
Lucky Tiger Tonic
Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
- Posts: 518
- Joined: Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:27 pm
- Location: Pelotillehue
C&E Best Badger
Nivea Sensitive Balm
Rosehip seed oil
“Hundido en horizontes
soy polvareda que al viento va.
Zamba, ya no me dejes,
yo sin tu canto no vivo más…….”
- Duke of Silvertip!
- Posts: 27408
- Joined: Sun Feb 27, 2005 1:02 pm
Gillette Model #58 & LB NOS Wilkinson blade
Simpson Polo #8 Best
Trumpers Rose hard shaving soap ( old )
D R Harris's Pink A/S
Penhaligon's English Fern
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- Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:27 am
- Location: Edmonds, WA
AOS Unscented Balm
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- Joined: Fri Jul 13, 2007 3:20 pm
- Location: United Kingdom
Simpson Persian Jar #2 Best
Trumper's Coconut Oil hard shaving soap
Gillette Slim Adjustable w/NOS UK Wilkinson Sword blade
Trumper's Lime Skin Food
Three hour exam this morning, so no cologne - I thought I'd be considerate and not stink out the poor soul who had to sit next to me.
- Posts: 2060
- Joined: Sat Dec 22, 2007 12:43 pm
- Location: Colorado
Rooney Heritage Stubby Medium
Trumper Rose Soap; Coral Skin Food
Gillette British HD / Dorco
D.R. Harris Pink AS
Creed Green Irish Tweed
- Posts: 107
- Joined: Tue May 08, 2007 1:35 pm
- Location: North Carolina
trumper moisturising cream
cf lime sc
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- Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2006 6:39 pm
- Location: Groveland, MA
Gillette HD Rocket w/Derby blade
Baxters aftershave balm
rosehip seed oil
Do not give up before the miracle happens.
- Posts: 2333
- Joined: Thu May 03, 2007 2:31 pm
- Location: Henderson, NV
Rooney super 3/1
Harris almond shave soap
Merkur slant w/Feather
Lucky Tiger tonic
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"Life is too short to drink shitty beer"
- Posts: 97
- Joined: Sun Dec 31, 2006 9:58 pm
- Location: NC
Gillette Rocket with Derby
Simpson PJ2 Super
Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet shaving cream
Green Pond aftershave milk